About Leslie Armstrong

Leslie Armstrong began as Editor on the NCC's site when the website began in 2008. She reports, reviews, and interviews country music artists from Nashville, TN.

Scotty McCreery joins the Celebrity Feud against Chris Kattan

Photo courtesy of ABC “Scotty McCreery vs. Chris Kattan and Amber Riley vs. Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott” – The celebrity teams competing to win cash for their charities feature country music artist Scotty McCreery and actor/comedian Chris Kattan, best known from his stints on “Saturday Night Live” and “The Middle.” In a separate game, family [...]

Kid Rock’s Fish Fry returns to the Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel

Kid Rock is bringing the party once again as only he can to Nashville at his Fourth Annual Fish Fry at Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel on Friday, October 5th and Saturday, October 6th. Founded as an event for friends and neighbors to come together, it has grown into a rowdy over-the-top celebration that outdoes [...]

By |July 16th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Kenny Chesney receives 30th number 1 song with “Get Along”

Fresh from breaking the attendance record he set in 2015 this weekend at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium with 57,528 members of the No Shoes Nation coming out for his Trip Around the Sun Tour, Kenny Chesney sets another record. As “Get Along” tops Billboard’s Country Airplay chart – his 30th career No. 1, the songwriter/superstar from East Tennessee [...]

By |July 16th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Eric Church to release his new music video for ‘Desperate Man’

Eric Church, a two-time CMA Album of the Year winner, has a well-known reputation for always bringing his music to the people. With 2015’s Mr. Misunderstood, he went as far as overnighting fans copies of his surprise release. So this time around, after announcing new music is coming in a video message speaking directly to fans, Church [...]

By |July 16th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Cole Swindell reveals his album cover and track listing

Cole Swindell, honoring his fans and one of the reasons he wrote “The Ones Who Got Me Here” for his new album, revealed the album cover to his fans first on Monday and followed with sharing the track listing with them last night for his upcoming third album, All of It. The highly anticipated third album for Warner Bros. / Warner Music [...]

Chris Janson to film a Front and Center episode in NYC

On July 23rd, platinum-selling and chart-topping country artist Chris Janson will be the first artist to film an episode of public television’s groundbreaking concert series, Front and Center, at Opry City Stage, New York City’s home for country music and culture located in Times Square. Janson recently became the youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry and boasts two [...]

By |July 14th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

2019 CMA Fest tickets are available for pre-sale

Country Music fans can get a jump start on summer plans for 2019. Tickets for CMA Fest—which takes place in Nashville Thursday through Sunday, June 6-9, 2019—will be available for pre-sale Monday, July 30 at 10:00 AM/CT. Fans must register today through Friday, July 27 for Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan at, which allows fans the first opportunity to purchase the best seats during [...]

By |July 14th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Chris Lane released his new project ‘Laps Around The Sun’

CHRIS LANE has released his sun-drenched “break from reality” (Rolling Stone), LAPS  AROUND THE SUN, on all digital platforms. Aiming for a bolder, bigger picture on his sophomore album, the project features 14 songs that the North Carolina native chose based on meaning and personal connection. Produced by Joey Moi and recorded with a live band, Lane’s LAPS AROUND [...]

By |July 14th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Deana Carter marries in a private ceremony on Rosemary Beach

One of country music’s sweethearts and multi-platinum success story Deana Carter married Jim McPhail on Friday, July 6th during a private ceremony at The Pearl Hotel in Rosemary Beach, Florida. Deana's sister-in-law Jessica Carter officiated the ceremony while her brother Jeff Carter gave her away.  The newlyweds will split their time at their homes in Los Angeles and Santa [...]

By |July 14th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Lady Antebellum to be on Sunday TODAY show

Before hitting the road for the first time in 2018, Willie Geist will sit down with seven-time GRAMMY award-winning group Lady Antebellum for Sunday TODAY (7/15at 7:00A CT on NBC) from tour rehearsals in Nashville, TN. Before embarking on the SUMMER PLAYS ON TOUR, Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley extensively reflect on their whirlwind, decade-long [...]

By |July 13th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments